15 March 2012 Military Pay

Another half a month, another pay day coming.  The next military pay day is Thursday, 15 March 2012.  Most military service members will see their active duty military pay direct deposited into their account at some time on Thursday, 15 March.  However, some banks and credit unions offer early deposit of active duty military pay as a benefit to their customers.  Sometimes this makes things a little confusing…

USAA, PMCU, and some others will release military pay one business day early.  For this pay period, this means Wednesday, 14 March.  Don’t forget, it can be released any time on that day.  Service Credit Union posts pay several days early and it is hard to predict when their pay will be released.

If you bank with Navy Federal Credit Union, the day of your pay release depends on what type of checking account you maintain.  Active Duty checking account folks will see their pay pending on Tuesday, 13 March, to be posted overnight and available for use on Wednesday, 14 March.  Customers with any other type of checking account will see their pay pending on Wednesday, 14 March, to be posted overnight and available for use on Thursday, 15 March.  Not sure which type of account you have?  Check your online account access list, call them, or stop by a branch.

Worried because your pay hasn’t yet been deposited?  Check out this article:  Why Hasn’t My Pay Been Deposited?

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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • melissa

    my husband is about to go on a deployment and this will be my first deployment with him. how often is the pay is it 1st and the 15th or just once a month like reserves?

    • Eric74

      Melissa Pay periods are the 1st and 15th of every month.

  • Baybe32

    It depends on what your husband gets now, they can choose to get paid on the 1st and 15th or a lump sum on the 1st. We opted for the lump sum it just makes it easier to pay all the bills at once.

  • Baybe32

    PS. Wishing your husband all the best.

  • My husband is in Basic Training, he left on February 27.
    Is there any posibility he can get paid this March 15?
    We have bills to pay :/

  • Andrea

    Mine also left February 27 for Basic and I was wondering the same thing….

    • Andrea where’s yours? My babe is at Fort Benning GA, Infantry :)

      • katie

        omg my boyfriend is going there may 15th ! he’s a calvary scout

  • britnney

    My husband left may 15th for ft. Leanord Wood as a combat engineer. I was wondering about his pay as well. I’m hoping we get it because we don’t have much if a reserve left and I’m unemployed due to bed rest for pregnancy so money is really tight.